Green Day, Weezer & Fall Out Boy Officially Postpone 'Hella Mega Tour'
By Eliot Hill
May 19, 2020
Originally slated to kick off July 17 in Seattle and hit cities like LA, Dallas, Boston, and Philly, the Hella Mega Tour has been pushed back a year to 2021. Dates are forthcoming.
Each band took to social media to announce the news in a joint statement:
“Hopefully this doesn't come as a surprise, but as much as we were all looking forward to seeing you all this summer, everyone's safety is our highest priority so we've officially made the call to reschedule all North American dates of the Hella Mega Tour until next year. We'll be announcing summer 2021 dates with the same venues very soon, so hold on to those tickets. All ticket holders will be emailed directly with refund options as well. Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.”
Just last month, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz told NME the band had gotten together for rehearsals of the massive stadium shows. “Two weeks before quarantine began, we got together and rehearsed our set with our staging. Our video and our lights because it’s a stadium, so you can’t just do it the week before,” he said. “Now it’s like we’re circling waiting to land. Nobody knows anything and it’s hard because we really want to do this tour.”
Green Day initially canceled the Asian dates of the Hella Mega Tour in late February amid coronavirus concerns.
Even more bad news, Weezer's upcoming album was affected by the coronavirus and its release has been delayed. Luckily, the band has still been sharing new songs with fans!
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